Transforming Graduate Medical Education for an Inclusive Future

Become part of a transformative program that reshapes the landscape of graduate medical education (GME). The ACGME Equity Matters® program supports the GME community in developing innovative resources that increase workforce diversity, encourage adoption of equity practices, and foster inclusive learning environments.


New! Learning Community Opportunity

Through this immersive 18-month facilitated program, organizational teams will work with industry experts and faculty facilitators to develop and implement projects that address workforce diversity and build inclusive learning environments.

Program Model Why Join the Learning Community?
Program Model


Master core knowledge and skills to effect change in GME and become connected to a community focused on the integration of equity practices


Actively engage with peers in a continuous quality improvement process to effect positive change in GME equity practices


Shift culture in GME so that equity practices are integrated into leadership, workforce, workplace, and patient care policies and practices

Why Join the Learning Community?

ACGME Equity Matters drives positive change within GME by increasing workforce diversity and building safe and inclusive learning environments, while promoting health equity practices that can lead to improved patient care outcomes. Learning Community participants explore concepts such as disparities in maternal health care; underrepresentation of Asian American doctors in leadership positions; how to stratify, evaluate, and act on data for the recruitment and retention of underrepresented in medicine (UIM) groups; and managing the many stressors present in today’s learning environments.

Structure and Approach:

  • Virtual program with sessions consisting of asynchronous learning, didactic programming, dedicated project work time, one-on-one team check-ins, engagement at the ACGME Annual Educational Conference, and an in-person capstone summit
  • Exploration of vital topics
  • Continuous quality improvement to integrate equity principles into leadership, workforce, workplace, and patient care

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Participation Includes:

Organizations that are selected to participate will be asked to pay a one-time $5,000 participation cost that covers:

  • Support to create lasting institutional interventions and assess effectiveness alongside peers
  • Access to educational materials; continuing medical education and maintenance of certification credits
  • Opportunities to join the ACGME Equity Matters Learning Community Alumni Group and participate in special events and activities after the 18-month program concludes


Session Dates:

The program is organized into quarterly blocks that include monthly two-hour instructional didactic sessions and optional monthly two-hour project workshop sessions. One month of each quarter does not have sessions, and instead there are held 30-minute individual team check-ins.

All sessions will take place virtually 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Central

Learning Sessions Dates
Learning Sessions
February 21, 2024
Learning Sessions
Block 1: Key Challenges in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Anti-Racism; Allyship; Process Maps and Strategies; Data Collection; and Building Protocols for Bias Response
March 20, 2024 (instructional didactic session)
March 27, 2024 (project workshop session)

April 17, 2024 (instructional didactic session)
April 24, 2024 (project workshop session)

May 15, 2024 (instructional didactic session)
May 22, 2024 (project workshop session)

June Team check-in TBD
Learning Sessions
Block 2: Racial and Ethnic Experience, Equity-Based Assessment, Evaluation and Adaptation, and Sustainability Strategies
July 17, 2024 (instructional didactic session)
July 24, 2024 (project workshop session)

August 21, 2024 (instructional didactic session)
August 28, 2024 (project workshop session)

September 18, 2024 (instructional didactic session)
September 25, 2024 (project workshop session)

October Team check-in TBD
Learning Sessions

Block 3: Identities and Populations, Implementation and Program Evaluation 

November 20, 2024 (instructional didactic session)
November 27, 2024 (project workshop session)

December BREAK

January 15, 2025 (instructional didactic session)
January 22, 2025 (project workshop session)

February 19, 2025 (instructional didactic session)
February 26, 2025 (project workshop session)

March Team check-in TBD
Learning Sessions

Block 4: Project Coaching and Team Presentation

April 16, 2025 (instructional didactic session)
April 23, 2025 (project workshop session)

May 21, 2025 (instructional didactic session)
May 28, 2025 (project workshop session)

June 18, 2025 (instructional didactic session)
June 25, 2025 (project workshop session)

July 16, 2025 (instructional didactic session)
July 23, 2025 (project workshop session)
Learning Sessions

Capstone Event


August 2025

Learning Sessions

Online Showcase


September 2025

Educational Content

Self-directed ACGME Equity Matters content modules are available in the ACGME’s online learning portal, Learn at ACGME. These educational resources provide diverse perspectives while raising historical and current injustices in the medical education system in an organized and intentional way. The materials are designed for organizations with leadership support, resources, and infrastructure commitments to equity for making meaningful change.

(Note: A free account is required to access this content in Learn at ACGME.)

Access ACGME Equity Matters Content in Learn at ACGME